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Submission Deadline: May 09, 2019

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to announce the 37th annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition! This program showcases the talents of Chicago-area youth. Through this competition we inspire teens to understand why design matters by researching, representing, and redesigning the built environment to solve challenges that are personal and place-based.

This year's categories include Advanced Architecture: Dragon Boat Racing Facility, Digital Modeling: Chicago Bungalow, Physical Modeling: Chicago Bungalow, Industrial Design: African American Heritage Water Trail, Fine Arts: Building Identity Self-Portrait, Graphic Design: Open House Chicago Bus Shelter Poster, and Photography: Architectural Photo Essay.

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